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Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown and Representative William Keating lead just-launched ‘Cranberry Caucus’

WASHINGTON -- A congressional “Cranberry Caucus” was launched Wednesday, with Massachusetts Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, and Representative William Keating serving as co-chairs, to help promote the industry and help lobby for exemptions from food-labeling rules that could depict cranberry products as unhealthy.

At first blush, the effort might be dismissed as trivial. But the Bay State’s $50 million cranberry industry is the Commonwealth’s largest food crop and employs more than 5,000 people.

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